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Specialist Blood Sciences Laboratory Manager

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Lab technician
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for an exciting new challenge in a service where you can take your career to the next level?

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Pathology (SYBP) is on a transformational journey that will fully integrate existing pathology services, providing the best possible service for patients and clinicians across the Integrated Care System. It is our mission to deliver high-quality and innovative laboratory medicine solutions to patients, clinicians and partners to improve health, add value to patient care, safeguard best clinical outcomes and support the transformation of healthcare acrossthe regionand beyond.

As SYBP Specialist Blood Sciences Manager youwillbe responsible for the day-to-dayspecialistlaboratory operationsmainlyacross the Northern General Hospital, Royal HallamshireHospital,and SheffieldChildren'sHospital sites.

If you would like to join a friendly, progressive, innovative team and play a part in the transformation of pathology services across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

As an integral part of the SYBP leadership team you will be responsible for the operational, financial and HR management of the Specialist Blood Sciences laboratories. You will contribute to the strategic development of the SYBP Specialist Blood Sciences service across SYBP and the development of network objectives.

Leading on staff engagement and continuous workforce support and development you will interpret and implement new service standards and guidelines, championing consistency and best practice across SYBP, ensuring the laboratories meet regulatory standards and maintains relevant accreditation.

The Specialist services generate a large income for SYBP and as such the post holder is expected to work closely with customers and demonstrate excellent customer relations skills.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all its staff and the community it serves.SYBPis a leader in the NHS andinresearch sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Pathology Partnershipisinvested in training, developing, and supporting staff in all aspects including academic courses from certificates of achievement, registration, specialist,and higher specialist IBMS portfolios, apprenticeships and leadership and management qualifications.

We pride ourselves in enabling opportunity across all our sites to develop staff and provide a strong and sustained service for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the recruiting manager to arrange a discussion about the role and where possible undertake a site visit.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • Relevant BSc Degree
  • Post graduate qualification, MSc or equivalent in Biomedical / Clinical Science, or equivalent experience
  • Registration with HCPC as Biomedical Scientist or Clinical Scientist
  • Leadership / Management qualification or post graduate diploma, or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development



  • Experience of working in Blood Science discipline at a senior level (BMS3)
  • Proven experience of a range of highly specialised analytical laboratory techniques and knowledge of current professional issues relating to the areas of responsibility
  • Knowledge and experience of working with a wide range of management disciplines including finance, HR, commissioning, risk management, Service Improvement and Clinical Governance
  • Extensive experience within Blood science discipline with High level of understanding of the implications of patient results, in order to alert, support and appropriately advise requesting clinicians to ensure effective diagnosis and treatment and improve patient management.
  • Experience in routine Human Resource issues including, engagement, communication, leadership and management.
  • Experience of leading service improvements to influence patient care.
  • Experience of the clinical governance agenda including clinical risk and safety.
  • Experience of laboratory IT systems and a thorough understanding of departmental systems management.
  • Experience of managing risk within a Pathology service.
  • Experience of quality management systems and processes.
  • Experience of service and policy development.


  • Experience of working in Blood science department.
  • Previous experience of managing a pathology service within the NHS.
  • Experience of budget management.
  • Experience of developing and delivery of business plans and business development cases which takes account of the organisation's strategic direction.
  • Experience of workforce planning and recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Experience of leading procurement processes and contract management.

Skills and Knowledge


  • Relevant scientific and clinical knowledge appropriate to Blood Sciences
  • Knowledge of the relevant standards, legislation, national and local policies and accreditation requirements relating to all aspects of service
  • Able to communicate complex, sensitive, contentious or emotive information to individuals or groups in a clear and concise manner.
  • Analytical and judgemental skills in evaluating complex ranges of issues including but not limited to Quality, Service Development, Organisational and Staffing Issues.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to deal with a number of conflicting priorities in a calm and professional manner working to demanding timescales.
  • Ability to lead complex pathology teams.
  • Be highly credible with all staff grades including clinical and senior medical staff.
  • Influencing and negotiation skills with change management skills.
  • Ability to anticipate problems, appraise risks and make effective decisions.
  • Knowledge of health and safety and procedures for dealing with hazards and emergency situations (COSHH legislation, fire regulations, infectious, chemical and radioactive materials, data protection, risk assessment).
  • Strong analytical skills literacy, IT and numeracy skills with the ability to produce and deliver a range of documents or presentations for a wide variety of audiences.
  • Competent user of MS Office applications including MS Teams.


  • Understanding of the NHS plan and improvement agenda in particular aspects relevant to pathology services
  • Ability to broker agreements across organisational boundaries to deliver agreed pathways and processes.

Personal Qualities


  • Have personal commitment, enthusiasm and professional drive to lead and innovate
  • Strong but inclusive leadership style, promoting diversity and inclusion amongst the team
  • Committed to working across all SYB Pathology sites as required
  • Have honesty, integrity, and appreciation of ethical dilemmas.
  • Behave in accordance with legislation, policies and procedures designed to ensure governance and probity.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the NHS and Trust values, and have a patient focussed approach to service delivery.
  • Display tact and diplomacy.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital


S5 7AU

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